Donald Trump holds rally at OH high school before tight special election

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Accompanying the president's team aboard Air Force One en route to the rally is Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director.

Embracing his breakneck return to campaign politics, President Donald Trump on Saturday argued that Republicans needed to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself. "He said, 'Well, I don't have anything to do with it'".

Trump will travel Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen. He also avoided the topic at the Balderson rally, which was held just over 100 miles away from OH favorite James' home of Akron, where the new school will be.

In that race - taking place nearly exactly three months out from the national midterms - GOP candidate state Sen.

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Trump also brought to the stage Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, "a tough cookie".

Truck driver and Trump supporter Rob LaPat is attending his first Trump rally.

President Donald Trump is seizing on the prospect of Democrat Nancy Pelosi becoming House speaker again as he makes his pitch for Republican candidates. The 46-year-old LaPat says he likes the fact the economy is doing well and unemployment is down.

"The President?' He said, 'No, I didn't, '" Kasich responded.

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Trump was traveling Saturday to OH to hold a rally for state Sen.

An August special election for a congressional seat Republicans have held for decades isn't the kind of thing that would usually draw any interest from GOP leaders at the national level. Pat Tiberi resigned in January to lead the Ohio Business Roundtable. The attack on James, who has been critical of Trump, came just as the National Basketball Association superstar opened up a school for underprivileged children.

Kasich told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday that the special congressional election Tuesday in a district that Trump won by double digits is surprisingly close.

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